Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Please check the Forum Guidelines at the top of the Newbie section

Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down

Author Topic: So now I have two broken cars!!  (Read 1343 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Elite Pete

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Chester
  • Posts: 19578
  • My spider senses are tingling
    • Vectra 150 CDTi. Audi TT
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #15 on: 13 December 2007, 12:43:46 »

Check the fluid for the power steering and try turning the steering wheel from lock to lock a few times which will bleed it.

As already pointed out, check brake pads for wear and bleed/change fluid and suspension could be drop links or wishbones. I bet there arn't many heated front seats that work on the older Omegas mine included. All in all the jobs above shouldn't be to expensive and are quite easy to sort :y
Logged
Retired

ians

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Reading
  • Posts: 3394
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #16 on: 13 December 2007, 12:44:10 »

the clonking could be broken spring.  I had a bit about 4" long break off the bottom which sat in the retainning cup at the bottom of the spring - completely invisible but rattled every time you went over a bump.
Logged

colalowe

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Poole Dorset
  • Posts: 54
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #17 on: 13 December 2007, 12:54:54 »

It sounds like you might have a dodgy ecu on the 98 car, that would explain the gearbox and fob problem, dont know how easy it is to replace though? :-/
Logged

Malachi

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • Posts: 51
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #18 on: 13 December 2007, 13:13:40 »

Well I would really like to fix the 98' as it runs beautifully otherwise, so does anyone know how easy an ECU is to replace or fix?

All this help is much appreciated  :y  :y
Logged

x25xe

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Hayes, Middlesex
  • Posts: 915
  • Avater removed due to size
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #19 on: 13 December 2007, 15:14:39 »

The ABS system on these cars is apparently very sensitive to brake lamp failures / incorrect bulbs.  I suspect that replacing the blown lamp with an OE item may well sort  the suspected ECU problems.  The running problems **could** be due to the ABS ECU.

However, I would check the connections at the gearbox before condemning the ECUs.  The ECU that you have "flashed" the codes out of is the Engine Management ECU.  You ideally need to get the gearbox codes read as well.  For this, you need a code reader.  Apparently the chepo Tech 2 can read the gearbox.  Alternatively, two members on here have real Tech 2 readers, The Boy and Marks DTM.

Hope this helps in some small way
Logged
1998 2.5 V6 Omega CDX, Leather and Electric Pack!

gstylebaby

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • stockport
  • Posts: 1272
  • Ever dance with the devil in the pale moon light
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #20 on: 13 December 2007, 16:28:12 »

Quote
Check the fluid for the power steering and try turning the steering wheel from lock to lock a few times which will bleed it.

As already pointed out, check brake pads for wear and bleed/change fluid and suspension could be drop links or wishbones. I bet there arn't many heated front seats that work on the older Omegas mine included. All in all the jobs above shouldn't be to expensive and are quite easy to sort :y
You know i not sure if me heated seats are working or not the passenger one is so the wife tells me but dont think mine is oh well another job for me to sort out.
Logged

Malachi

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • Posts: 51
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #21 on: 13 December 2007, 16:43:25 »

Funnily enough even though the 98 has done an extra 100,000 miles all the electrics bar drivers heated wing mirror work, still get toasty in my heated seat! Does anyone know out of TheBoy and MarksDTM whi I'm closer to in crawley?
Logged

x25xe

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Hayes, Middlesex
  • Posts: 915
  • Avater removed due to size
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #22 on: 13 December 2007, 16:59:45 »

The Boy is closer, based in Brackley which is not far from the M40 - Junction 9 I think.

All my '98 heated seats also work!! :)
Logged
1998 2.5 V6 Omega CDX, Leather and Electric Pack!

Elite Pete

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Chester
  • Posts: 19578
  • My spider senses are tingling
    • Vectra 150 CDTi. Audi TT
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #23 on: 13 December 2007, 17:04:08 »

Cloth heated seats seem to last its the cold leather that pack up :'(
Logged
Retired

Malachi

  • Junior Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • Posts: 51
    • View Profile
Re: So now I have two broken cars!!
« Reply #24 on: 13 December 2007, 17:07:00 »

And that's the one's that really need them especially in winter  ;)
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.15 seconds with 23 queries.